Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A white person, usually a teenager or young adult, who adopts the fashions, the tastes, and often the mannerisms considered typical of urban black youth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete form of wicker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun informal, derogatory A Caucasian person (typically young and male) who dresses, speaks, or otherwise behaves in a manner that is stereotypically associated with certain aspects of African-American, Caribbean or hip-hop culture.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[w(hite) + (n)igger.]

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Blend of white and nigger

Examples

  • The class action lawsuit filed on July 29 defined the term "wigger" as "a pejorative slang term for a white person who emulates the mannerisms, language and fashions associated with African-American culture."

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  • It's a British thing... as I understand it, "chav" is kind of similar to the American word "wigger" and is often used to refer to middle-class white kids who wear trainers and track suits and listen to hip-hop music.

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  • Sailer's column linked to a Wikipedia entry on the word "wigger," which, at the time (as well as currently) read: "Wigger (alternatively spelled wigga or whigger or whigga) is a slang term that refers to a white person who emulates mannerisms, slangs and fashions stereotypically associated with urban African Americans; especially in relation to hip hop culture."

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  • Sailer, whose columns appear on VDARE.com, wrote again, link removed, see MM piece for link- PtS on January 2: The brutal truth: Obama is a 'wigger'.

    Wow, That's a Big Tent

  • Sailer's column linked to a Wikipedia entry on the word "wigger," which, at the time (as well as currently) read: "Wigger (alternatively spelled wigga or whigger or whigga) is a slang term that refers to a white person who emulates mannerisms, slangs and fashions stereotypically associated with urban African Americans; especially in relation to hip hop culture."

    Wow, That's a Big Tent

  • Sailer, whose columns appear on VDARE.com, wrote again, link removed, see MM piece for link- PtS on January 2: The brutal truth: Obama is a 'wigger'.

    Wow, That's a Big Tent

  • I looked up "wigger" on Blackle and it worked like a charm... and left me feeling very green.

    Watch your back, wigger

  • I was the one who suggested a direct correlation between the word "wigger" and

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  • Somehow, Queerty's managed to go all this time without ever making artist and self-described "wigger"

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  • Granted, we never buy the Lina-Evan hook-up, especially since Cody Longo has little chemistry with Ms. Milian and that makes their snuggle scenes a tad tiring and the wannabe "wigger" jokes are offensive.

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